Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Look Ma, No Maple Leaf!



I just loved this color combo over at The Paper Players this week so had to play along.  Another yummy fall color combo.   I combined it with last week's Freshly Made sketch and came up with this card.

I am proud to say there is no maple leaf on this card (though it was darn hard passing it up I tell you!).  Now that you have gained consciousness again, let me introduce you to one of the other leaves of this PTI die set - the oak leaf.  We have a few oak trees in the area but not a lot so the shape is growing on me.  Any guesses as to what we have a lot of around here, wink, wink :)  Maybe once they start falling and I have to rake wet maple leaves off the lawn into the recycle bags my love for them will dwindle LOL!

Until then, I will try my hardest to stay away from leaves on my next few cards, but not making any promises...don't want to get caught telling a lie now do I ;o)

Challenges:  Papercraft Star - leaf



What's In It?
Stamps: Leaf Prints (PTI), Psalm 46:1 (Verve)
Paper: Cream Linen, More Mustard, Really Rust, Recollections DP (Michael's)
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Accessories:  Leaf Dies (PTI), Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is wonderful! All the elements go beautifully together!! Love the Oak leaves too!!
I wish we had maple trees here....they change such pretty colours in fall! You are lucky!

TannyP said...

Well that oak leaf is just as beautiful as the maple leaf. Between you and Moe, I think when the next PTI order is released, I have a whole lot of order coming my way. Gorgeous colors - the paper matches beautifully and again - perfect use of the woodgrain!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card, Marisa!! I just love that embossing folder - perfect for this leafy card :)

Emily Keaton said...

OK, those are no maple leaves. But I guess I'll give you pass here. I do think oak leaves are so very interesting! Anyway, maple leaves or no, this is a great card!

Christina said...

You gave me a good laugh with your title! As for the maple leaves (or any leaves), I say keep them coming! They work so well with these colors and frame your greeting perfectly. Love that bit of rustic twine and woodgrain!

Maureen said...

I say enjoy the leaves now because in a few weeks it will be snowflakes and ornaments!! Then hearts, then shamrocks...so enjoy each card making season :) It's just too fun to cut them out in different colours or from different materials :) Love the bit of twine and fun fall coloured dp :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love your leaves and the woodgrain embossing -- awesome effect! The fall patterned paper is beautiful as well!

Viv said...

Stunning Marisa, simply stunning!! xxx

Nance Leedy said...

Yay, you joined our challenge this week! So happy to see your card in the gallery...even if it doesn't have a maple leaf! :-). Any leaves are good with me and yours are just beautiful --especially paired with the gorgeous background paper! Love the bit of twine too--perfect rustic touch! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week! (hugs)

Katina said...

Beautiful Marisa! I really love your cards with the leaves and fall colours. xx

Cindy Hall said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect combination of two challenges! I love the background embossing done in white, very original. Perfect DSP, and great use of the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! P.S. I love the title of this post! I'm having a hard time making a card without leaves, too! :)

Anne Marie said...

Marisa, this is so pretty! Love how you combined both challenges so perfectly. That patterned paper just ties all the colors together perfectly. So many gorgeous details. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Awwah! Just when I was popping over here to catch me a glimpse of a Maple leaf and there's none to found! Haha...I see you've substituted some oak leaves, that'll do...
Love the Fall-like colors and the beautiful sentiment, this is a real winner, Marisa!

Lesley Croghan said...

Hi Marisa!
Love that clean white background with the bold, colourful leaves in front! How beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players and at Freshly Made Sketches (a week late :D)
Smiles,
Lesley

Regan said...

Another gorgeous card Marisa!! Still loving the embossed woodgrain background! The buttons with twine is a wonderful touch and such a lovely sentiment. Thank you for playing with us at Papercraft Star x2! :)

jaydee said...

Marisa, I am so glad you enjoyed the colors! I certainly enjoyed looking at what you did with them. There is so much fabulous texture on the card and yet, it is still clean and stunning. Gorgeous! So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous use of the colors and I love the addition of the wood grain embossing...just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Marisa! The twine and texture are fabulous! I love the colored pearls...they add the just the right contrast to the rustic elements! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Tara Bilbao said...

Such a beautiful card. My eye keeps going to that lovely wood grain embossing - so lovely and textural. I love how you have combined the two challenges for a fantastic card. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well, your leaves WON over at Paper Players -- Congrats on A Cut Above!

Kim Duran said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the woodgrain paper, the leaves, the sentiment. Your card is just full of amazing little details. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! Well done!